Movie Details

With each episode of the Bug City video series, children ages one to six are introduced to the diverse world of one-insect species or a group of related species. With the help of hand puppet Bugsy Seagull, Dr. Art Evans, director of the Insect Zoo for Los Angeles' Museum of Natural History, and film star Christina Ricci, the habits, diets, adaptations, and life cycles of humans' creepy-crawly neighbors are revealed in sharp detail. Employing the latest advances in microscopic photography, each episode magnifies the day-to-day lives of these amazing creatures, revealing secrets which would be difficult to learn otherwise. Also included are tips for safely handling insects and techniques for creating habitats for the various species examined. In Bug City: Ladybugs & Fireflies, the program explores these two beloved members of the beetle family. Watch as the ladybug patrols the flower garden, snacking on the insects that would eat the flowers and vegetables. The firefly has provided a summertime thrill to children (and adults) for centuries. Dr. Art explains the way in which these flying beetles create their magical light while trying to re-create that light in an experiment. ~ Sean Hurley, Rovi